Stuck on clean... files... blocks on boot

Hi, im new to Manjaro so please be mindful of that in comments.

I’ve recently installed Manjaro and on boot after updating packages last night it seems its stuck on this:

clean, 342553/29933568 files, 6640929/119711828 blocks

I already searched the forums to find a solution but none work for me. (i.e. xorg.conf when downloading the NVIDIA driver, deleting/restoring kirigami in the lunix qt5 plugins file, among others) I’m running RTX3050 and Ryzen 5 5600x if that helps. I thought it could be a GPU driver issue but i haven’t done anything to screw that up i though

Thank you and sorry, I’m really not good with this stuff.

Hi @mainD12, and welcome!

You don’t need to worry about that message. It comes from the fsck hook in /etc/mkinitcpio.conf. (At least I think that’s where it’s specified.)

In fact, it is a good message, telling you that the filesystem is clean. I have it as well, and I rather appreciate the message.

The “hanging” during shutdown isn’t something to worry about either. I don’t really know what causes it, nor do I really know how to get rid of it, but I do know that it’s not really anything to worry about. Just leave it when you shutdown your computer and it will shut down. Even if only when you’re not there anymore.

That would be the case, however it stays like that, and the exact same numbers are there, for far too long (being about 1.5hrs for one time). I just want to know if it may be a driver issue of some sorts as I’m running NVIDIA and I know NVIDIA and Linux dont really get along.

OK, if it’s that long, I can’t really answer you.

I only know that that message is, in fact, from startup. The computer just drew the GUI “over” it, so you don’t see it then, and then becomes visible when the GUI is stopped again. I have it myself.

I also have an Nvidia card, myself and I know they weren’t/aren’t always the best of pals. So about that I can’t really answer. Except for asking, which driver you’ve got installed, how you installed it, and requesting the information described below:

Hope you manage!


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This will just cause it to be rendered like this:

Portaest sed
cursus nisl nisi
hendrerit ac quis
tortor sit leo commodo.

Instead of like this:

Portaest sed elementum cursus nisl nisi hendrerit ac quis sit adipiscing tortor sit leo commodo.

Thereby improving legibility and making it much easier for those trying to be of assistance.

it could be incomplete update, enter into tty and rerun update again:
sudo pacman -Syu

I thought so as well, so I did that. However it failed as a bunch of packages like /var/cache/pacman/pkg/libcap-2.65-1-x86_64.pkg.tar.zst were “corrupted” and the whole update failed.

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so can you post the whole output of the update command? for example take a pic or write it down like:
required key missing from keyring
failed to init transaction (invalid or corrupted database (PGP signature))
signature from "..." is unknown trust
what exactly is the error?

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Try cleaning the cache first:

sudo paccache --remove --keep 0

Followed by performing a complete update/re-sync:

pamac upgrade --force-refresh --enable-downgrade --aur --devel


This might have been my first encounter with an XY Problem and I don’t think it went to well…

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I don’t know exactly why this worked, but it did so I thank you very much for that. I’m going to look into this more however, because I don’t know anything about how this could’ve been caused.

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